Yesterday the gods of Acheron played us fair. Let us see if they will do it again. This was the scene that greeted us when we walked into the cloister to set up.
And those clouds fulfilled their promise. After we set up big fat drops of rain pummeled the grass and we cleared everything. The downpour abated about 20 minutes before showtime. We set up ran the show and no more than three minutes after we came down it began raining with a fury renewed.
Thanks for the window.
I think it may have cooled things off for today as well.
After the show I had the chance to have lunch and a long confabulation with Mr. Darren Brown. He asked me for some perspective and helped me with my lines. Darren played Demetrius/Quince/Mustardseed in MIDSUMMER and Lucifer/Carolus and others in FAUSTUS. He will not be closing the season with us as he has prior commitments.
I, for one, am very sorry to see him go. Darren loves Dayton. Darren loves Zoot. And Darren is someone you want in your corner. He's just a real stand-up guy. I wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors.
After my long Hang Out with Darren we nearly finished blocking the TEMPEST. Man that Caliban puppet is cool! You're gonna love it.
Hard to believe the summer and the Series are both 2/3 of the way finished.
It's gonna be over so soon!
Then Brian and I took a quick trip down to Cincy to see Sara and Mike's new awesome, huge house. While there a beetle flew into my right eye and as I tried to remove it it latched on to my eyelashes and some of them came out as I pulled the thing free. It was really strange and I am not harmed, but why did it happen?
(I don't think I mentioned that I had a locust fly into my hair last week and latch on to the point I couldn't get it free; perhaps Beelzebub isn't so pleased with my portrayal of the good doctor. Shrugs.)
Following a short visit we returned to Dayton and I said good night to Alice and crawled into the trailer for a long hard sleep.
Now I'm off to the DAI to give up my last life as Faustus and to hopefully livestream it for all of you outside of the Miami Valley.
Do tune in. 1p EST.